20 Jan '11, 1pm

Pre-schools launch new MTL teaching methods: SINGAPORE: Kindergartens and childcare centres are among schools wh...

SINGAPORE: Kindergartens and childcare centres are among schools which are rolling out new methods to teach mother tongue languages (MTL), following changes to make MTL learning more interactive. Singapore's largest early childhood education provider NTUC First Campus, for example, has pumped in about S$220,000 to enhance learning in its 110 kindergartens. The kindergartens will use interactive white boards for lessons, next semester. Teachers have to be trained for at least a year to better utilise technology to cater to students of different learning standards. Some private kindergartens are turning to drama as a way to inject interactivity in learning. Yio Chu Kang Chapel Kindergarten said it's using puppets and role play to help narrate stories. The Education Ministry said it will review existing curriculum guidelines on how kindergartens and childcare centres can help...

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